The son of Jamaican immigrants, Derek was born and grew up happily until when he was 13, his mother unexpectedly died. This plunged him into the world of a stutterer. After school and various menial jobs, Derek went into financial services. Throughout his young life Derek had great financial challenges and debt. His situation became dire, when his family home was moments away from being repossessed by the bank. Over the next four years he turned his life and business around and people began to ask him how he did it. As he began to refine his 10 Second Philosophy®, using the power of TrueSelf and the utilization of Standards instead of goals, he began to speak publicly and to coach and advise others. Derek is now an international speaker on his philosophy for success and a featured expert in the personal development movie “Keeper of the Keys” starring Jack Canfield, John Gray and Marci Shimoff. His first book, ‘The 10 Second Philosophy®’ is due to be published in September by Hay House.